Slum archaeology

What's your artifact doing in Boss Kean's ditch?
User avatar
Witness
Posts: 13705
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm
Has thanked: 1561 times
Been thanked: 2099 times

Slum archaeology

Postby Witness » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:08 am

Mail Online wrote:Giant 3,000-year-old statue of Pharaoh Ramses II found buried in a Cairo slum is hailed as 'one of the most important discoveries ever'

Researchers from Egypt and Germany found the bust of the statue and the lower part of the head
They also found upper part of a life-sized limestone statue of Pharaoh Seti II, Ramses II's grandson
Discovery was made in the working class area of Matariya among unfinished buildings and mud roads
It shows the importance of the city of Heliopolis which was dedicated to worship of Ra - the sun god

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4297944/Colossus-probably-depicting-Ramses-II-Egypt.html

Image

Image

Return to “Archaeology”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CCBot [Bot] and 0 guests